Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Baroque Orangery of Schönbrunn
What lies beyond the Fence



Schönbrunn's Orangery
Standing on tiptoe, looking over the fence
at the roof of the orangery and the swelling clouds beyond,
lit by the late afternoon sun of a beautiful midsummer day

Photographed 22 June 2015 at 5:00:15 PM
Image and Text © by Merisi
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"As far back as the time of the dowager empress Wilhelmine Amalie an orangery garden was established at Schönbrunn which included a hothouse for overwintering the tender citrus trees. In 1754 Franz I Stephan instigated the building of the Orangery by Nicola Pacassi, probably to designs by Nicolas Jadot. One hundred and eighty-nine metres long and ten metres wide, the Schönbrunn Orangery is one of the two largest Baroque orangeries in the world the other being at Versailles"
-> Quoted from the homepage of Schloss Schönbrunn: Orangery
50mm lens

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for making that extra stretch over the fence. :)

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  2. This looks like such a wonderful moody canvas in oils; love that cloudy sky.

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  3. A beautiful shot- the sculpture really stands out!

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  4. Lovely composition and what a stunning sky...

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  5. Wow, what a beautiful photo! The sky is absolutely stunning!

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  6. An amazing shot for a wonderful image, perfectly composed!

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  7. Glad you were able to stand on tiptoe to see this!

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  8. Great exposure Merisi, Was the place closed or is it not open to the public?

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    1. Jim, the orangery and its garden are but a small part of Schönbrunn. The gardens were open to the public until recently. Now they are closed off, unless you buy a ticket. :-(

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  9. I love the concept of the orangery, very beautiful too. I once upon a time had tea in the Orangery at Kensington Palace in London. Oh the light can be so wonderful in an orangery.

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    1. Oh yes, orangeries are magical places. In the emperor's former private garden, the Burggarten, there is also a conservatory, with a café and restaurant.

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  10. very lovely sky ..i call those mashed potato clouds

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    1. That's a neat visual! ;-)

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  11. I LOVE IT AND YOU KNOW IT!!!!!!

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  12. Fabulous Merisi as always.. Your eye never disappoints :-)

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